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Your Inner Child

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Do you remember what your favourite thing to do was when you were little? Perhaps you loved to ride your bike up and down the drive-way, or build a fort. Maybe you loved to play dress up's and be a superhero. 
For me, I have very fond memories of putting on my roller-blades, and scooting around our backyard. And getting creative by playing 'shops' with my brother in the backroom. I remember dancing and feeling free. Choreographing my own little routines and putting on the costumes that mum had spent many, many hours stitching and sequencing. We also had a really big blackboard that dad nailed to the fence under the carport verandah. It is with this special memory that I suppose I can connect who I am today to my past. I became the teacher in the 'classroom' at the young age of 7 or 8. Little did I know at that time those moments would shape who I am as a person today.
Looking back, it is quite obvious that my love for one of my favourite childhood pass time games …

A Single Moment....A Million Thoughts

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How often do you find yourself getting lost in your thoughts? I don't mean the mundane, "What am I going to cook for dinner?" kind of thoughts. I'm talking about the thoughts that make you lose track of time. The ones that stir the emotional pot within you.
Many of us live amongst the vast population of people who have sadly lost touch with the golden old saying, "Slow and steady wins the race." We get caught up in the rat race of life, and get stuck in our monotonous ways of living. Routines drive us, and the alarm clock and calendar on our mobile phones have taken control, dictating to us the when, where and how of all we do in our day.
The current climate of life today is most certainly unsettling. However, I honestly do believe there is a silver lining in all of this should we choose to see it. 
A single moment...A million thoughts. It is here, in this very simple 6 word statement, that I believe a beautiful opportunity lies. Whilst we are uncertain of…

Be the best version of YOU!

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It's a question that more often than not stops people in their tracks. The good old question of, "What do you want in life?" I think it's remise of any individual to simply assume that the response to such question when asked would be the standard, go-to response of, "I want to be happy." Or, "I want to see my loved ones happy and healthy." Or, "I want to be filthy rich!" This question poses an opportunity for a level of deep thinking. And to assume, takes that opportunity away from the individual being asked. 
I personally have a great deal of appreciation for this question. And many more like it. The ones that make you really tilt your head, and raise your vision to stare in to the abyss of that exact moment in time. It is here, that a beautiful silence between the person asking the question, and the person answering it is created. Within this silence, a gift has been exchanged. That gift, is mindfulness. Personally, it's this par…

#StayFocused

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It's fair to say that the world right now is a crazy place. Surrounded by uncertainty, and inundated with media reports that's are filled with doom and gloom. In all of this, remember to keep dreaming. When you can keep your dreams in focus, you can make plans. And when you make plans.... Then, you can do! Social distancing and self isolation are only temporary. Your dreams and plans when you get to do them will be life long. 

Many will say that doing this is incredibly hard at the moment. Self isolation only adds to anxiety and depression. And yes, that is very true. It is definitely a very trying time for all of humanity. However each of us will have our own beautiful, unique ways of staying focused. Some days will be harder than others... But we are not alone. It's important to remember to keep active in mind, body and spirit by doing things that make you smile. That make your heart skip a beat. And things that bring you happiness.

Stay focused! We are in this together! 
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